DE School Representatives

The Dual Enrollment office is grateful to all DE school representatives (guidance counselors, college transition coaches and others) for their continuous support!

All students are strongly encouraged to meet with their high school guidance counselors to determine the appropriate courses to meet their high school graduation requirements and count toward postsecondary academic goals. This applies to students taking courses at the high school location as well as those enrolled at a Valencia campus.

It is the responsibility of the high school guidance counselor to notify the Dual Enrollment office if the student's high school cumulative grade point average (CGPA) falls below 3.0. In addition, students must adhere to Valencia's Academic Standards as stated in the college catalog. Failure to do so will result in ineligibility for program participation.

Find below important information will be helpful for you from the time a student expresses interest in Dual Enrollment, throughout their acceptance to the Dual Enrollment program.


 

Application Requirements

In order to apply to Dual Enrollment, all students must:

  • Have a 3.0 unweighted high school cumulative GPA for grades 6-11 at the time of application or 3.0 weighted high school cumulative GPA for high school seniors at time of application.
  • Be a resident of Orange or Osceola County and be registered at an Orange or Osceola County public or charter school or a DE eligible private school.
  • Complete and submit a DE application by the designated deadline for the desired term of enrollment. Please note: Incomplete applications or applications with a high school CGPA below a 3.0 are not accepted.
  • Obtain eligible college-ready test scores through the PERT, ACT, and SAT by the designated deadline for the desired term of enrollment.

School District of Osceola County (SDOC) only: Seniors from Osceola County public and charter schools can enter into the program if they are at college level in either Reading and Writing or Math. This exception requires guidance counselor and district approval. Please note, qualifying with only Reading and Writing or Math will limit course options.


 

Application Steps

Step 1: The student will visit valenciacollege.edu/dual and click on "Apply Now" to create a login and submit the online Dual Enrollment application.

Step 2: After completing step 1, the student will be prompted to create a Dynamic Forms account. The student must provide their parent/legal guardian's email address and their guidance counselor's full name and email address; an incorrect email address will delay processing time. This form will generate an email to the parent/legal guardian for participation approval.

Step 3: Once the parent/legal guardian provides an online signature, an email will be automatically sent to the DE school representative to provide academic verification.

Step 4: The DE school representative will receive an email from Dynamic Forms to create an account, provide their electronic signature and confirm the student has a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA. Once the DE school representative provides academic verification, the application will be finalized and sent to the Dual Enrollment office. A confirmation email will be sent to the student's email once all signatures are provided. The student will receive an email with their Valencia ID number (VID) five business days after application completion. If the student has previously applied, their VID will remain the same.


 

Assessment/Testing

  • All DE applicants must submit eligible college-ready test scores through the PERT, ACT, and SAT by the designated deadline for the desired term of enrollment. All test scores must be less than two years old at the time of application. Any combination of eligible scores will be accepted.
  • School District of Osceola County (SDOC) only: Seniors from Osceola County public and charter schools can enter into the program if they are at college level in either Reading and Writing or Math. This exception requires guidance counselor and district approval. Please note, qualifying with only Reading and Writing or Math will limit course options.
  • PERT Scores:
Reading: 106
Writing: 103
Math: 96 (College Mathematics or Introduction to Statistical Reasoning)
Math: 114 (Intermediate Algebra)
Math: 123 (College Algebra)
  • Taking the PERT at the Valencia Assessment Center:
    • Student must submit a DE application and receive a VID number.
    • Students is required to take VID, and a state or federally issued picture ID (i.e.,driver's license or passport) to the Assessment Center to test on a walk-in basis, no appointment needed. If the students does not have a state or federally issued form of ID, an original birth certificate or a social security card along with a school ID can be accepted.
    • DE students can take the PERT three times at Valencia in a two-year period. No fee is required for the first attempt. Two retakes per sub-test are allowed; you must wait at least 24 hours to retake, attend a Valencia College retake review session and pay $10 per sub-test. Scores from other college institutions will not be accepted. For more information, visit the assessment website.
  • PERT taken at the high school: All PERT tests taken at the high school are retrieved by Valencia College at the district level. You do not need to submit PERT scores to Valencia.
  • If you take the PERT after you have submitted your application, your DE school representative will need to request the district to send the updated test scores to Valencia College.
  • ACT Scores:
Reading: 19
English: 17
Math: 19 (Intermediate Algebra)
Math: 21 (College Algebra)
Verbal/Critical Reading: 24
Writing: 25
Math: 24 (Intermediate Algebra)
Math: 26.5 (College Algebra)

 

Course Registration

  • Dual Enrollment students are eligible to take three-credit or higher college-level courses. Students are eligible to take a maximum of 13 credit hours in the Fall, 13 credit hours in Spring and 7 credit hours in the Summer.
  • FLEX term courses (any course that is not offered for the full Fall/Spring term) are not permitted for DE students.
  • As dictated by Florida statute, college preparatory/developmental courses as well as most physical education courses are not approved for coursework with Valencia College to count as high school graduation requirements.
  • For more information about registering for courses, please visit the course registration page.

 

Textbooks

Orange County Public/Charter Schools:

Once the student has completed their official registration, they will print their Student Detail Schedule from Atlas. They will present the schedule to you to redeem a textbook voucher. Once the student obtains the voucher, they must personally go to the campus' bookstore associated to the course. If the student is taking courses on multiple campuses or online, they must visit the specific campus bookstore(s). Online courses are assigned to specific campus. Students can pick up their textbooks two weeks prior to the first day of class at Valencia up to two weeks after the first day of class at Valencia.

Osceola County Public/Charter Schools:

Once the students completes their official registration, they will print their Student Detailed Schedule from Atlas. They will present the schedule to you for approval. Once the schedule has been approved and stamped, the student can visit the Osceola County District bookstore for textbook pickup. Textbooks can be picked up two weeks prior to the first day of class at Valencia and up to two weeks after the first day of class at Valencia. The DE Bookstore address is: 803 Bill Beck Blvd. Kissimmee, FL 34744, Portable 803C (gray portable with blue trim). If you have any questions, feel free to contact Carol Francis at 407-870-4919.

Private Schools:

Private School students are responsible for their own textbook affiliated costs for licensing fees or electronic media access. You can get your textbooks at your campus bookstore.

High School Campus Courses:

Textbooks for courses offered on a high school campus are delivered directly to the school site. All textbooks should be returned to the high school campus once the courses end.


 

Registration

In order to help students to stay on track, please review the missing high school graduation requirements with students on a yearly basis. All students are encouraged to meet with a Dual Enrollment Academic Advisor, however, students must be aware of their missing high school graduation requirements in order to take advantage of the DE advising session.

Valencia Campus Courses:

  • Students must self-register via their Atlas account; detailed instructions are provided during the on-campus orientation. Additionally, detailed instructions can be found on the Course Registration section.

High School Campus Courses:

  • Dual Enrollment staff will register students taking DE courses at the high school site. A minimum of 15 eligible DE students and no more than 25 students are required for a course offered at the high school site. Eligible and interested students must request Dual Enrollment courses through the DE school representative during their normal high school registration period. The class roster for each particular course should then be provided to the Dual Enrollment office for eligibility verification and registration completion.

 

Alternative Ways to Earn Credit

There are several ways for students to earn college credit, without completing a college course.

College Level Examination (CLEP)
Dual Enrollment students can choose to take the CLEP at a Valencia College Assessment center. With a passing score, students will earn credit for the course that the test corresponds to. For more information about taking the CLEP at Valencia, please visit our Assessment Center page.

Advanced Placement (AP)
Students who take AP courses at their high school can earn college credit for the course if they score a 3 or higher on the AP course. Once AP scores are released from College Board, students are responsible for requesting their scores to be sent to Valencia College; there is a 5 week processing time. For more information, please access College Board.